Welcome to Darfield Foulstone School of Creative Arts
At Darfield Foulstone, we are very proud of our school.
Exam results have improved year-on-year since 2004. Since then, we have been in the top two hundred most improved schools on no less than three occasions.
In 2009 we achieved Specialist School status by becoming an Arts College.
Our innovative curriculum that offers KS4 pupils a choice from a wide range of courses, including work-related courses, diplomas and BTECs, as well as more traditional GCSEs. Our Year Seven curriculum builds on and develops pupils’ Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
Learning Together, our whole-school code of conduct has been developed with the input of staff, pupils and parents and ensures our high expectations are clear. Learning Together ensure that students that follow expectations are rewarded and those that breach pupil codes are given appropriate sanctions.
Our new, and innovative, Personal Tuition programme ensures that every pupil is a member of a small Tutor Group in which a committed Tutor can offer the support, guidance and challenge pupils need.
We believe that a pupil’s experience of school should not be limited to ‘lessons’; we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and encourage all pupils to get involved, experience new things and have fun!
Although we are proud of our school, and the achievements of our pupils and staff, we never rest on our laurels; we are constantly striving to improve and build on our successes so that more and more of our pupils can experience a vital and enriching educational experience that enables them to approach their futures as confident, mature, life long learners.
We hope you enjoy our website and find it informative. If you wish to know more about the school, or speak to someone, don’t hesitate to contact us using the information above.
June 2012: New School Progress Update
The new school is entering its final stages of preparation for the arrival of students in September. Interactive white boards are currently being installed, the auditorium is all done and the wifi hotspots are being configured
Why not have a look at the progress report and accompanying images below to see what Foulstone pupils will be experiencing from the 2012-2013 academic year.
New School Name Decided
After taking suggestions from pupils, parents, community members and staff, the name of the new Foulstone/Wombwell ALC has been decided. The school will be called Netherwood. Take a look at the progress pictures below to see just how exciting the new school is shaping up to be. Keep checking back here for more updates which will be posted as soon as they are available...
Out of Special Measures
Fantastic News: Following its inspection of 8th and 9th December, HMI declared that Darfield Foulstone School of Creative Arts no longer requires special measures.
The full written report will be published on the OFSTED website before Christmas.
Before then, you can find out more by reading the official Press Release here
Our New School
From September 2012 pupils of Darfield Foulstone School of Creative Arts will join pupils of Wombwell High School in the new Advanced Learning Centre (ALC) currently in construction off Pitt Street in Netherwood Country Park.
To find out more about the progress of the ALC and the Building Schools of the Future programme click on the links below.
Barnsley MBC BSF
Partnerships for School Partnerships for School
Barnsley Local Education Partnership